Free weekends are a great opportunity to finally get stuck in to those decorating projects. Can't wait to paint the living room now that spring is here? Doors and windows need a refresh? Or perhaps it's your kitchen or bathroom that needs a new look with the latest trends. Choose specialist paints to give tiles, radiators and cupboards a new look. If you love upcycling furniture, a free weekend brings the opportunity to work on larger pieces, such as chests of drawers. And if spring makes you want to get out in to the garden, it could be a good time to repaint the shed so that it looks fab for summer get-togethers. Take a look at our selection of the best paints for DIY projects.
1. Cuprinol Garden Shades Paint in Willow Wood
Cuprinol Garden Shades has been specially developed to colour and protect sheds, fences and other garden wood. Its special pigments ensure a rich colour and allow the natural texture of the woodgrain to shine through. Matt finish. Price shown is for 2.5 litres.
Rust-Oleum Magnetic Chalkboard Paint is a tough, scratch resistant finish that allows you to create a writeable and wipeable chalkboard surface. Suitable for interior wood, metal, masonry and plaster. Colour Black. Matt finish. Price shown for 2.5 litres.
3. Farrow and Ball Exterior Masonry Paint in Skimming Stone
This smooth, matt masonry paint from Farrow and Ball is water-based and solvent free. Highly durable against extreme weather, water penetration and bacteria. Colour Skimming Stone 241. Price shown for 5 litres.
4. Cupboard Paint in Simply Cream
Cupboard Paint is a quick and easy way to transform melamine and MDF cupboards. This advanced formulation dries to a tough sheen finish and can be applied directly on to cupboard surfaces without the need for a separate primer or undercoat. Suitable for interior MDF and melamine cupboards. Colour Simply Cream. Price shown for 750ml.
Resistant to contact with water and care and maintenance products: shampoos, shower gels, traditional household products, dilute bleach and household vinegar. Durable, washable finish. Colour Azure. Price shown for 2 litres.
6. Little Greene Intelligent Eggshell in Bone China Pale Blue
This Intelligent Eggshell paint can be used for woodwork, metalwork and interior walls where a completely scrubbable surface is desired. It's hard-wearing, quick-drying, environmentally friendly and can even be used outside. Water-based eggshell. Price shown for 2.5 litres.
7. Furniture and Cupboard Paint in Mineral Stone
Wilko Furniture and Cupboard Paint in Mineral Stone. Solvent based paint. High VOC content. May produce an allergic reaction. Price shown for 750ml.
8. Ronseal Gloss Radiator Paint in White
This white gloss radiator paint has been specially designed to give a durable and long-lasting finish on radiators. Simply apply one coat with a brush and leave for am hour to dry - a great way to give the surfaces additional protection. Washable white gloss. Price shown for 750ml.
9. Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue
Chalk Paint works beautifully on furniture without priming or sanding, is quick to dry and has a velvety, ultra matt finish. This paint is named after the blue found in classic Aubusson rugs from France, this colour is inspired directly by the development of Prussian Blue in the late 18th Century. It’s the perfect colour for a Swedish interior. Price shown is for 1 litre.
10. Water Based Primer
Get your surfaces smooth and ready for paint with this water-based primer, which protects and smooths the surface you are painting and increases the durability of the final colour. Price shown for 2.5 litres.
11. Vintage Paint in Fossil
Grand Illusions vintage paint for furniture, walls and paint effects. Water-based and self-priming. VOC free. Colour 29 Fossil. Price shown for 1 litre.
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